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Media get an opportunity to witness issues related to ecosystems with special reference to tourism development in the southeast coast of Sri Lanka

The coastal stretch from Pottuvil to Panama on the southeast coast of Sri Lanka is blessed with a wide array of tourist attractions. . These include bays famous for surfing and bathing, coastal waters rich with fish resources, lagoons providing ideal niches for prawns, crabs and lobsters, rich mangrove stands – a heaven for aquatic fauna and birds, wide sandy beaches for beach lovers and tall sand dunes for those who seek adventures.  

14 Mar 2011 | News story
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Water course rehabilitation in Sabakzai, Balochistan

Supporting traditional water systems in Pakistan

Karez systems in Pakistan are traditional practices of water tapping and channelling. Due to overpumping of groundwater aquifers in Balochistan province, of an estimated 800 karezes, 175 have dried up in recent decades. …  

10 Mar 2011 | News story

Low water levels in Hau Giang Province

Environmental trends and adaptation options in Mekong delta

In December 2010, IUCN supported two workshops in the Mekong Delta. The first workshop, organized by Can Tho University, reviewed environmental conditions and trends in the delta. The overall conclusion was that state-led efforts to “re-plump” the Mekong Delta have had significant unexpected outcomes. Indeed, it can be considered a case study in the law of unintended consequences associated with large-scale infrastructure development. …   | Vietnamese

09 Mar 2011 | News story

arborvitae 43: Intégration de l’égalité des genres

arborvitae Issue 43 - Attending to gender

  • Women and forest ownership: Providing secure tenure rights to both genders can promote sustainable forest management and poverty alleviation.
  • Feature: Now is the time for the forestry and environment community to recognize that women are primary stakeholders of forest management schemes.
  • Women and community forestry: Women spend significantly more time in forests than men do.
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08 Mar 2011 | News story

Gender empowerment in Azraq, Jordan

Women and Water

International Women's Day (8 March) is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. …  

08 Mar 2011 | News story

Colloquium on Dynamics of Micro-tidal Estuaries and Lagoons in Sri Lanka

Colloquium on Dynamics of Micro-tidal Estuaries and Lagoons in Sri Lanka

A colloquium to understand the dynamics of estuaries and lagoons in Sri Lanka was organized by IUCN on 25 February, 2011 at the Waters Edge in Battaramulla under the aegis of the Mangroves for the Future Initiative, as a follow-up to the colloquium organised by IUCN Sri Lanka in late 2009 on mangrove rehabilitation efforts in Sri Lanka. 

08 Mar 2011 | News story
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Climate change workshop, 1 March 2011

Call for national unity in combating climate change impacts

Lawmakers need to work together on climate change issues for the benefit of the people of Bangladesh, says Md. Abdul Hamid Advocate, Speaker of the Parliament. …  

06 Mar 2011 | Event

Plantation of 8500 saplings of various indigenous species at Bagh Viala village in Qilla Saifullah district.

Tree plantation campaign launched by IUCN as contribution to International Year of Forests, 2011

Tree plantation campaign launched by IUCN as contribution to International Year of Forests, 2011

Concrete steps are needed to combat the alarming deforestation issues of Balochistan, Mr. Ghulam Ali Baloch, Secretary Forests & Wildlife …  

03 Mar 2011 | News story

Students wear t-shirt and posters promoting World Wetlands Day gather behind a large banner before starting the parade.

Cambodia joins the international celebration of wetlands

Banners promoting the importance of wetlands adorned the streets in five provinces of Cambodia throughout February this year. The capital Phnom Penh and provinces of Kampong Thom, Stung Treng, Battambang, Kok Kong and Pursat celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Ramsar convention for World Wetlands Day 2011. …  

28 Feb 2011 | News story

Harvesting fish from an agricultural irrigation channel between Taungoo and Mandalay  Ayeyarwaddy Division  in Myanmar

Freshwater species at risk in Eastern Himalaya development surge

Development of water resources in the Eastern Himalaya region is expanding at a rapid rate and there is a serious lack of information to guide conservation and development planning. …   | Chinese

28 Feb 2011 | News story